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Housing Tenancies & Benefits Solicitors

Housing Solicitors based in Sheffield, Barnsley & Rotherham

We understand that your home is one of the most assets in a person’s life. This is why our Housing Solicitors has a long and proud tradition of protecting and exercising the housing rights of individuals.


Our team of expert housing solicitors provide legal advice and assistance to you whenever you face difficulty with your housing situation. 

Services Provided by our Housing Solicitors in Sheffield, Barnsley & Rotherham

  • Advising you on possession proceedings and evictions, including where appropriate assisting you to defend the claim
  • Providing advice on your landlords obligations to carry out repairs at your property
  • Advising you on unlawful evictions and harassment, including where appropriate assisting you to bring a claim.
  • Advising on homelessness issues
  • Defending injunctions for anti-social behavior
  • Advising on tenancy agreements and other tenancy-related matters including deposit protection claims
  • Succession and assignment of your tenancy
  • Benefits advice, including entitlement and impacts to your benefits following changes in your circumstances

How Much Does a Housing Solicitor Cost?

For any housing law matter where Legal Aid is not available, we offer a fixed fee service.

Our fixed fee services are designed to make Housing advice accessible and affordable and to give peace of mind that you will know from the outset the total costs.

An initial diagnostic interview which includes discussing your case, providing initial advice and an estimate of future costs will cost £200.00 plus VAT.

To make an appointment contact us today on 0114 2496609 or 0114 2496666.


Legal Aid for Housing Law

Legal Aid is only available for defending a possession case, advice on reviewing a homeless decision, unlawful eviction matters and for getting certain repairs in your home carried out, this is if there is a threat of serious injury or harm occurring if the repairs are not done.

If Legal Aid is available for your case we will assess your entitlement to this.


Housing Law Frequently Asked Questions 


When should I get in touch with a Housing Solicitor?

You should get in touch if

  • Your landlord says you have rent arrears
  • Your landlord says I have breached the terms of my tenancy due to anti social behaviour or any other reason
  • You are homeless or about to be made homeless
  • You want help with rehousing
  • You have been unlawfully evicted by your landlord
  • You are being harassed by your landlord
  • You have serious repairs that need doing but your landlord has refused or is taking a long time to get the repairs done


What happens first?

We will discuss the matter with you at an initial appointment with one of our specialist advisors.

You will need to provide us with some personal details and proof of your income from the month

leading up to the appointment. We will discuss with you the next steps and your position

generally. If you have a choice of options, we will discuss those options with you.


Will I have to go to court?

This depends upon the nature of your case. If possession proceedings have been issued or if

your case involves an injunction, then you will almost always have to attend court.


How long will my Housing case take?

This will depend upon the nature of the problem and how far in advance you contact us.

Possession proceedings can take a matter of days to complete however other more

complicated cases may take up to 6 months or longer. We will try and give you an indication at

the start of your case but this can change depending on how the case develops.


The Team of Housing Solicitors

Our team are a dedicated team with many years of experience. Delivering quality law with excellent care, they understand that they’re not dealing with ‘cases’ but with people, not bound up in the legal process but in real life. It’s a team you’ll want on your side.

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What Do Our
Clients Say?

"I was seen by Graham Hogarth as he is a specialist in Housing. He was amazing and knows the law inside and out. He really put me at ease and outlined everything and all possibilities/outcomes. His knowledge is unparalleled. He acted very quickly & kept me informed all the way through making sure I understood the process. I would highly recommend."

Housing Client

"Highly recommended! Graham handled our very sensitive issue extremely professionally but also with kindness and understanding. He is very easy to talk to and took a real interest in our well being. Highly recommended"

Housing Client

I wanted to just write a note to thank you for a very helpful first meeting and the letter you subsequently sent on my behalf. It made me feel me feel that at last someone may listen and I may resolve this matter. The letter was excellent and your experience showed in the understanding of the Council system. I look forward to a workable solution and moving on for me.

Housing Client

I've used Howells on a few occasions and they by far are one of the best firms I've had the pleasure to do business with and I without hesitation HIGHLY recommend this firm. 5* 1st class service

Housing Client, 2020

The receptionist at whole solicitor went above and beyond the means to help when I arrived at the building Sarah also works there was a very great help she explained everything to me and went through everything step-by-step and made sure I understood everything and made me an appointment the very next day to see a solicitor which I was very grateful for Sarah also made sure I was okay before I left the solicitors they all went above and beyond to help me Graham the solicitor all I saw was very good he made it so easy for me to talk to him and explain everything to me step-by-step what a great guy I went to a great solicitors

Housing Client, 2020

Thank you so much for bringing me such wonderful news, thank you for all your help. Without you I wouldn’t have got my home repaired to a living standard or have been compensated for the damage or the stress.

Felson, Housing Client

Thanks to your help and your team, I have my house back. I am no longer homeless, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all efforts you did with Legal aid and Court to get me back my house. I know I can’t pay you for that but I want you to know that I will for ever be grateful for what you did for me and this is the second time.

JM, Housing Client, Nov 2015

Thank you for all your help in this matter, you have been very reassuring during a very stressful time.

Housing Client, April 2015

I would like to place on record the excellent attention and advice given to myself and (client EW) .  In my opinion, Mr Graham Hogarth is a very experienced solicitor and courteous and without doubt from a “laymans” point of view is realistic and extremely good at conveying his point in a well researched manner.  He has helped me in the past and in the last few weeks and is always willing to speak to you. I would have no hesitation in recommending Graham Hogarth and your firm to anyone.

MW, Housing Client, June 2016